Journal of Medical Ethics 37 (11):673-676 (2011)

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Lisa Bortolotti
University of Birmingham
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This paper will consider the right not to know in the context of psychiatric disorders. It will outline the arguments for and against acquiring knowledge about the results of genetic testing for conditions such as breast cancer and Huntington’s disease, and examine whether similar considerations apply to disclosing to clients the results of genetic testing for psychiatric disorders such as depression and Alzheimer’s disease. The right not to know will also be examined in the context of the diagnosis of psychiatric disorders that are associated with stigma or for which there is no effective treatment.
Keywords right not to know  psychiatry
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DOI 10.1136/jme.2010.041111
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